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Fifi2406 Sat 17-Nov-12 09:39:03

For a boy?!

ripsishere Mon 19-Nov-12 00:25:38

Wasn't the character in nuts in may called Aubrey? Tim Spall played him.
It's not a name I'd choose, mainly because it sounds a bit wet.

Allalonenow Mon 19-Nov-12 00:31:27

I like it as a name for a boy, probably because I know an Aubrey who is clever kind and witty and I would be pleased to give a child a name with such positive vibes.

sashh Mon 19-Nov-12 01:25:52

I used to know one, he was a man, he would be about 90 now if he is still with us.

MulledWineOnTheBusLady Mon 19-Nov-12 10:18:11

Definitely a boy's name to me, and I love it. Mainly because of Jack Aubrey from the Aubrey/Maturin novels, whoever mentioned him!

QueenBOObread Mon 19-Nov-12 11:57:44

It's my DS's middle name, after Captain Jack Aubrey. Love love love it.

zingally Mon 19-Nov-12 12:48:58

I like Aubrey as a girls name... Less keen on it as a boys name. Bit close to Audrey for my liking!

madamecake Mon 19-Nov-12 12:52:05

Definitely a boy's name, my next door neighbour is called Aubrey and he is lovely.

BarbecuedBillygoats Mon 19-Nov-12 12:56:44

Definitely a boys name but the ony one I could think of was the slightly wimpy one in the Monica Edwards books

Nagoo Mon 19-Nov-12 12:56:47

I know an old man called Aubrey. He's lovely.

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CrapBag Mon 19-Nov-12 21:21:48

You asked.

Horrible. Horrible. Horrible. Horrible.


For a girl, good god NO!!!!

Dylanlovesbaez Mon 19-Nov-12 21:22:30

Absolutely love it.

Rhubarbgarden Mon 19-Nov-12 23:03:20

I love it. If dd hadn't been an Audrey it would have been a contender for ds!

CheerfulYank Mon 19-Nov-12 23:07:25

It's nice.

But I am American and know about a dozen little girls called this and no boys.

Cantbelieveitsnotbutter Mon 19-Nov-12 23:11:24

My mum got touched up by an employer called Aubrey 35 years ago. Not sure that helps but it's a nice name

TheKindnessOfStrangers Tue 20-Nov-12 09:44:59

Like it - seriously considered it for my DS and may use it in the future.

Dogsmom Tue 20-Nov-12 11:45:39

Don't like it either, have only known one who was a red headed lad and always called Aubrey the Strawberry.

SoupDragon Tue 20-Nov-12 11:49:49

I know it is a boy's name. However, I still see Audrey when I see it.

Hate it.

SoupDragon Tue 20-Nov-12 11:50:13

Especially as most children get their d and b mixed up when writing.

Anonymumous Tue 20-Nov-12 12:03:11

I'm glad I'm not the only one who remembers that cartoon! And Aubrey was also Boycie's real name in Only Fools and Horses. Definitely a boy's name as far as I'm concerned.

PeazlyPops Tue 20-Nov-12 12:13:02

I love Aubrey for a boy, but then by DS does have a very unusual name.

babyblabber Wed 21-Nov-12 06:26:12

I think it's lovely but defo see it as a girl's name.

There was a song from the 70s I think called "Aubrey was her name" that I loved as a teenager. Also was too feminine sounding for a boy IMO.

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